The Power of Positive Thinking: Renewing Senior Lives

A time-honored song from the 1940s says it all: “You’ve got to accentuate the positive, eliminate the negative.” Studies have found that actively fostering positive emotions can boost the immune system, stave off depression, and enhance health and quality of life overall. Choosing a positive perspective “Every person—no matter what age or health status—has the potential for wellness,” says Callie …

When It’s Your Turn to Care: Assessing the Options with Your Aging Parents

For those of us who have older adults in our lives, the new year is prime time for revisiting our loved ones’ needs – from health and wellness concerns to legal and financial considerations. While some elderly parents may be able to “age in place” in their homes, others may be ready to consider senior housing, assisted living, or long-term …